Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Lac la Biche County, Municipal district (CSD) - Alberta

Data quality

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
55 of 416
National population rank
474 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Lac la Biche County (Municipal district) was 8,330, which represents a change of -0.9% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Lac la Biche County (Municipal district) is 12,572.29 square kilometres and the population density was 0.7 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 3,076 private dwellings occupied in Lac la Biche County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 2.9% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Lac la Biche County and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Lac la Biche County and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Lac la Biche County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Lac la Biche County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bonnyville No. 87 Census subdivision - Bonnyville No. 87, Municipal district MD 13,575 11,191 21.3
St. Paul County No. 19 Census subdivision - St. Paul County No. 19, Municipal district MD 6,036 5,826 revised r 3.6
Smoky Lake County Census subdivision - Smoky Lake County, Municipal district MD 4,107 3,910 5.0
Improvement District No. 349 Census subdivision - Improvement District No. 349, Improvement district ID 0 0 revised r  not applicable ···
White Fish Lake 128 Census subdivision - White Fish Lake 128, Indian reserve IRI 1,310 1,188 10.3
Beaver Lake 131 Census subdivision - Beaver Lake 131, Indian reserve IRI 414 423 -2.1
Heart Lake 167 Census subdivision - Heart Lake 167, Indian reserve IRI 184 159 15.7
Athabasca County Census subdivision - Athabasca County, Municipal district MD 7,869 7,662 2.7
Wood Buffalo Census subdivision - Wood Buffalo, Specialized municipality SM 71,589 65,565 9.2
Opportunity No. 17 Census subdivision - Opportunity No. 17, Municipal district MD 3,181 3,074 3.5

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Blackfalds Census subdivision - Blackfalds, Town T 9,328 6,300 48.1
Cochrane Census subdivision - Cochrane, Town T 25,853 17,580 47.1
Airdrie Census subdivision - Airdrie, City CY 61,581 43,271 revised r 42.3
Chestermere Census subdivision - Chestermere, City CY 19,887 14,824 34.2
Beaumont Census subdivision - Beaumont, Town T 17,396 13,284 31.0

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bonnyville Census subdivision - Bonnyville, Town T 5,417 6,216 -12.9
Westlock County Census subdivision - Westlock County, Municipal district MD 7,220 7,644 -5.5
Rocky Mountain House Census subdivision - Rocky Mountain House, Town T 6,635 6,933 -4.3
Big Lakes County Census subdivision - Big Lakes County, Municipal district MD 5,672 5,912 -4.1
Clearwater County Census subdivision - Clearwater County, Municipal district MD 11,947 12,278 -2.7

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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